UPDATE 6 p.m. ET: NBC has also canceled first-year comedy “Guys With Kids” and sophomore “Up All Night,” which was the subject of a quixotic attempt by the network to retool it from a single-camera show to a multi-camera one.
NBC giveth and NBC taketh away. After picking up several pilots and giving a sixth-season renewal to “Parks and Recreation” on Thursday (May 9), the network swung the cancellation hammer on several other shows.
Both were expected, as ratings for both “1600” and “Whitney” were soft and NBC is doing a fairly serious overhaul of its comedy roster. It has already picked up four new half-hours to go along with “Parks and Rec.”
One of the new shows, “About a Boy,” will feature “1600 Penn’s” Benjamin Stockham as the kid whom David Walton‘s lead character befriends.
Check for updates of this post as NBC’s 2013-14 slate continues to come together.